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Supply Chain Fundamentals: Inventory Management, Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #34 (WUR) Online
This Supply Chain Fundamentals: Inventory Management course from Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) prepares students in the basics of inventory control and management operations and the role of inventory management within an organization’s overall supply chain.


The Supply Chain Fundamentals: Inventory Management course from Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) includes presentations of the key elements of inventory control and management including: inventory cost components, types and uses of inventory, planning inventory levels, maintaining inventory accuracy, and metrics and roles associated with inventory management.

Who Should Attend
  • Sourcing Analysts, Supervisors, Managers, Clerks, Representatives, Agents, Leads, and Specialists
  • Procurement Analysts, Supervisors, Managers, Agents, Clerks, Leads, Representatives, and Specialists
  • Contract Development Specialists, Agents, Clerks, Leads, Representatives, and Supervisors
  • Buyers, Senior Buyers
  • Buyer/Planners
  • Purchasing Analysts, Representatives, Supervisors, Managers, Agents, Clerks, Leads, and Specialists
  • Supply Chain and Logistics Managers, Analysts, Consultants, Supervisors, Technologists, Planners and Engineers
  • Business and Systems Analysts
  • Supply Chain Education and Human Resource Management personnel
  • Inventory Planners
  • Order Management Supervisors, Managers, Analysts
  • Demand Planners, Supply Planners, Forecast Analysts, Forecasting Managers
  • Inventory Managers, Inventory Clerks, Inventory Analysts
  • Transportation Planners, Transportation Clerks, Transportation Analysts, Transportation Managers
How You Will Benefit
  • Discuss the main reasons for carrying inventory
  • Describe the main approaches to managing inventory
  • Explain the key roles and responsibilities for managing inventory at distribution centers (DCs)
  • Discuss the way inventory management functions with other processes in a company
  • Describe inventory replenishment and its relationship to customer service levels
  • Discuss the main ways to categorize and to manage inventory
  • Describe the tools and techniques used for inventory control
  • Discuss key concepts of inventory storage and deployment
  • Explain methods used to measure inventory accuracy and stock keeping
  • Understand how inventory management works with other functional groups in a company
  • Describe the link between inventory management and forecasting
  • Discuss uncertainty in the inventory process and how to address it
  • Understand how better visibility of inventory and demand can reduce total inventory
  • Discuss key measures of inventory performance
  • Explain the costs related to inventory

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 12 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    • Time flexibility
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments

Programme Structure

  • Learning Block 1 – Introduction to Inventory Management
  • Learning Block 2 – Monitoring and Analyzing Inventory Management
  • Learning Block 3 – Inventory Control
  • Learning Block 4 – Inventory Management and Forecasting
  • Learning Block 5 - Managing Inventory in the Supply Chain
  • Learning Block 6 – Inventory Performance Measurement & Financial Implications

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • Computer with speakers to access online content
  • Access to online course content and optional reading materials for 6 months from date of registration
Important Course Information

This is a self-paced online course. Students may register any time before the published registration deadline and will have access to the course through the published "Access Ends" date.

Follow the instructions below to register, then activate your online course account and login to the online course location (HELIX):
  • Click the "Register" button below to register for the section you wish to attend and complete your online registration
  • You will receive an email message with a link to activate your Georgia Tech account
  • Be sure to take note of your username displayed during account activation
  • Click to access your online course in HELIX with your username and the password created during account activation

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    350 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 350 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National Applies to you

    350 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 350 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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